Safe nurse staffing is no ‘local issue’
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Safe nurse staffing is no ‘local issue’

James Buchan Professor in the faculty of health and social sciences, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Legislated nurse-to-patient ratios are gaining support globally and evidence of their impact on retention grows, yet England persists with a local first approach

It has been almost a year since I last wrote about developments in safe nurse staffing across the four countries of the UK. Nearly 12 months on, little has changed. Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are progressing slowly with various national approaches, with a commitment to creating legislation to underpin improvements.

Nursing Standard. 37, 7, 23-23. doi: 10.7748/ns.37.7.23.s14

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